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Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill visas for an estimated 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally.Reid blamed a "small group of Senate Republicans" for the turn of events.Asked if Cruz had created an opening for the Democrats, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah...
Can House GOP stay on immigration script?

...with the Senate. It was a proposal easily ignored, which the White House and Senate Democrats did.Cut off from Senate Republicans and other customary allies, the House surrendered the day before Christmas."In the end House Republicans felt...
GOP sets defeating Harry Reid in 2016 top priority

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans, riding high after capturing the majority, said Wednesday that a top priority in 2016 will be defeating Democratic leader Harry...
Alaska to begin counting more than 53,000 ballots

...ground game in rural Alaska.The outcome of the new round of vote-counting won't change the balance of the Senate. Republicans gained seven seats in last week's election, more than enough to grab the Senate majority for the remainder of...
Administration "fully engaged" in advancing Alaska LNG project

...Rutherford said.In a related development, Senate Resources Committee chair Sen. Cathy Giessel said Feb.2 that the Senate Republican leadership has started planning for an October special session in anticipation of needed legislative approvals of...
Candidates start final push as early voting starts

...attend ahead of the Nov. 4 election.The race is being closely watched because it could help decide control of the Senate. Republicans want to gain six seats nationally and see Begich as vulnerable.Sullivan has shown a fundraising prowess, bringing...

...Bill Clinton vetoed 37 bills, all during his last six years in office, when Republicans controlled the House and Senate. Republican George W. Bush issued no vetoes during his first four-year term. After that he vetoed eight bills when Republicans...
Murkowski, Sullivan receive committee assignments

...Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several committees he had hoped to land.Senate Republicans announced committee assignments Monday. The assignments are subject to approval by the GOP conference and the full...
Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

ANCHORAGE - Needing to net six seats in November to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans ought to be able to count on reliably conservative Alaska as something of a gimme.But they'll first have to settle on a candidate...

...home state coal industry from new regulations limiting carbon emissions from existing power plants. McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, faces a tough re-election in Kentucky.This hunkering down by Democrats is at odds with the once-vibrant...


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